Anfield side could make move for striking reinforcements when transfer window re-opens.
Liverpool are considering a January bid for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano with Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers concerned with the average displays put in by new signings Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert.
It’s fair to say that Liverpool have struggled to fill the void left by the summer departure of Luis Suarez and the continued injury lay-off suffered by Daniel Sturridge certainly hasn’t helped, leaving Rodgers open to a fresh striker purchase when the transfer window re-opens.
27 year old is into his tenth season at the Ukraine side and though he wasn’t one of the number of players who looked to force a summer exit from the club due to the political situation in the region he may still be open to a move to the Premier League.
Luiz Adriano is yet to be capped at full senior level and a move to Liverpool could perhaps aid in that cause and the striker’s five goal haul on Tuesday night, equalling Lionel Messi’s Champions League record, may well lead to a surge of interest in the former Internacional star.
Having won six domestic titles one would assume Adriano may well feel he has achieved all he can at Shakhtar and may feel confident of his ability to make an impact in the Premier League.
Liverpool will hope to see a marked improvement from their current crop of strikers but should they fail to deliver then Rodgers is ready to make a significant offer for Adriano.